Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 2 – Sam Bennett ends drought with a vintage victory

The 2022 Vuelta a Espana hit the open roads today for a zip through the flatter part of the Netherlands on Stage 2. The expected bunch sprint finished the stage off with Bora-hansgrohe’s Sam Bennett proving to be the fastest of the fast guys, crossing the line ahead of Mads Pedersen of Trek-Segafredo and Tim Merlier of Alpecin-Deceuninck. Jumbo-Visma seem to be passing the leader’s jersey around the team, with Mike Teunissen wearing it for stage 3 .

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Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 1- Gesink in red as Jumbo-Visma take the team time trial

Jumbo-Visma started the Vuelta a Espana in the manner they finished Le Tour… on the winners podium! The Spanish grand tour kicked off with team time trial in Utrecht and the Dutch favourites were smooth, synchronous and, crucially, swifter over the 23.4km flat parcours, finishing 13 seconds ahead of INEOS Grenadiers with Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl a further second behind. First Jumbo Bee over the line was veteran Robert Gesink, who will wear the rojo jersey on home roads tomorrow.

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